The WMMAF was founded in Monza (Italy) back in 2003 with the name of the
WORLD KICK-JITSU FEDERATION
later the name was changed into the
WORLD MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION
The reason is quite simple: Kick-Jitsu is the acronym of Kickboxing and Ju Jitsu. Just the fact that the two rapidly developing Martial Arts and fighting sports tried to live together created immediately a «mixed martial art». Kickboxing is a «mixed martial art» by itself, to say the truth.
But then we had the idea not only to deal with different important styles of mixed martial arts (free fight, ufc, submission, grappling) but also with different Martial Arts and fighting methods like Muay Thai, French K1 etc. We are an open and a very professional organization of experts in the different fields of competence who are at the service of our community. Our goal is to hold amateur events and to promote excellent pro-shows all over the world.
The headquarters of the WMMAF is currently in Kiev (Ukraine).